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Hangover Bay to Lobster Shack Downwinder Australia Day Weekend

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Created by izymiester > 9 months ago, 19 Jan 2018
izymiester
WA, 286 posts
19 Jan 2018 6:36AM
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There will be a group of sailors taking off from Hangover Bay and finishing at the Lobster Shack on the Australia Day weekend if anyone wants to join in. The best day for the Race will be updated closer to launch. Probably by Thursday afternoon.

Sailing is for fun and we will stick together and form a buddy system of similar levels.
This is not part of any group, company, club or associated with any kind of affiliation. Join in at your own risk!!We will have a few Personal Locating Beacons and mobile phones amongst us and will notify the local sea rescue of our approximate start and finish times.

Hope to see a few keen faces there. This is a bit of a trial run for possible future options

The approximate course to sail will be as below


Whitey76
WA, 37 posts
19 Jan 2018 6:44AM
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I'm in . I can bring my Hilux up in case anyone needs a beach recovery!

Subsonic
WA, 1553 posts
19 Jan 2018 7:08AM
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Me too! Should be fun!

izymiester
WA, 286 posts
25 Jan 2018 10:03AM
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Unfortunately i have been sick for the past week and wont be able to do the downwinder.

It is going to run on Friday and if you want to get in contact with the crew please talk to Whitey76 (commented above) about more info and times. There is a small crew already keen as mustard so get amongst it!

I would suggest to get there early by 10am latest, incase the place goes ballistic and it will be too windy.

Have fun and don't do anything i wouldn't do

PS I would strongly advise to not take off the beach on a SE wind

Sparky
WA, 888 posts
25 Jan 2018 10:40AM
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"PS I would strongly advise to not take off the beach on a SE wind"

its ok, it normally turns 20 knot SW 10 minutes after you start.

Hooksey
WA, 496 posts
25 Jan 2018 3:00PM
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izymiester said..
Unfortunately i have been sick for the past week and wont be able to do the downwinder.

It is going to run on Friday and if you want to get in contact with the crew please talk to Whitey76 (commented above) about more info and times. There is a small crew already keen as mustard so get amongst it!

I would suggest to get there early by 10am latest, incase the place goes ballistic and it will be too windy.

Have fun and don't do anything i wouldn't do

PS I would strongly advise to not take off the beach on a SE wind


Isnt the first rule that one should not sail in offshore conditions?

Greenroom
WA, 7475 posts
25 Jan 2018 8:12PM
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Hooksey said..

izymiester said..
Unfortunately i have been sick for the past week and wont be able to do the downwinder.

It is going to run on Friday and if you want to get in contact with the crew please talk to Whitey76 (commented above) about more info and times. There is a small crew already keen as mustard so get amongst it!

I would suggest to get there early by 10am latest, incase the place goes ballistic and it will be too windy.

Have fun and don't do anything i wouldn't do

PS I would strongly advise to not take off the beach on a SE wind



Isnt the first rule that one should not sail in offshore conditions?


We do it in Margs

Mark _australia
WA, 18959 posts
25 Jan 2018 9:26PM
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Hooksey said.. Isnt the first rule that one should not sail in offshore conditions?




Nah we do it in the name of safety now

Big Al
WA, 258 posts
26 Jan 2018 11:17AM
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Was 18kts southerly at 8am in Cervantes.
Good luck fellas.

AB...

JosieJo
WA, 19 posts
26 Jan 2018 7:13PM
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I started under powered on my 4.7, and by Kangaroo Point I was flying. Great downwinder, I think this would be a great event on the calendar next year Isaac.....

BSN101
WA, 1553 posts
26 Jan 2018 7:23PM
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JosieJo said..
I started under powered on my 4.7, and by Kangaroo Point I was flying. Great downwinder, I think this would be a great event on the calendar next year Isaac.....


Did you GPS it. How far was it and how long did it take. What kit was used and how was the water state? How many sailed? Well done sounded like fun.

JosieJo
WA, 19 posts
26 Jan 2018 9:14PM
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BSN101 said..

JosieJo said..
I started under powered on my 4.7, and by Kangaroo Point I was flying. Great downwinder, I think this would be a great event on the calendar next year Isaac.....



Did you GPS it. How far was it and how long did it take. What kit was used and how was the water state? How many sailed? Well done sounded like fun.


Yup, I will download the track when I get home. It was 21 nautical miles, the first few were very slow and frustrating until the wind filled in.

Most keen people had last minute dramas so ended up being 3 of us.

I was on a 4.7 Gator with Fcross board, great for the choppier water state once the wind picked up. Wasn't much swell so no big rollers but enough to get plenty of air time ??

Was easy to pull in at beach for rest, stayed inside the outer reef and only notice one really shallow table to raise concern of grounding your fin.

We had a drama half way when Mike exploded the nose of his board. Spent awhile on the beach taping it up (didn't seem to help much).

All up it took a couple of hours, could have been half that if we had wind at start.

Definitely keen to do it more often

Subsonic
WA, 1553 posts
26 Jan 2018 9:29PM
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JosieJo said..

BSN101 said..


JosieJo said..
I started under powered on my 4.7, and by Kangaroo Point I was flying. Great downwinder, I think this would be a great event on the calendar next year Isaac.....




Did you GPS it. How far was it and how long did it take. What kit was used and how was the water state? How many sailed? Well done sounded like fun.



Yup, I will download the track when I get home. It was 21 nautical miles, the first few were very slow and frustrating until the wind filled in.

Most keen people had last minute dramas so ended up being 3 of us.

I was on a 4.7 Gator with Fcross board, great for the choppier water state once the wind picked up. Wasn't much swell so no big rollers but enough to get plenty of air time ??

Was easy to pull in at beach for rest, stayed inside the outer reef and only notice one really shallow table to raise concern of grounding your fin.

We had a drama half way when Mike exploded the nose of his board. Spent awhile on the beach taping it up (didn't seem to help much).

All up it took a couple of hours, could have been half that if we had wind at start.

Definitely keen to do it more often


Was great fun, like doing the lanno distance wise, but cervantes conditions. The beer and steak tonight was also epic.



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